Weekend Coffee Share: 2/5/17

If we were having coffee, I would start out by sharing my big news:

 I GOT INTO GRAD SCHOOL!!!

My acceptance letter came via email on Tuesday.  This means that, next fall, I’ll be pursuing my Masters of Library and Information Science at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.  Thankfully, I opted for the online option and I can continue working as a small-town librarian.  If all goes according to plan, the program will take two years to complete.

I’m really looking forward to getting my next degree.  It feels weird getting a Masters for a job that I already have… but I know that it will equip me in so many ways for my career ahead.  I have never taken online classes before, but I’m a self-motivated learner, so don’t anticipate it being too much of a problem.  The thing I dread most is that I won’t have time to read for fun anymore!

Now that my future is looking more certain, it means that I’m going to have to move on my own.  Once I’m in school, I can’t spend two hours in the car driving to and from work each day.  I will need that time to do homework.  This makes me sad because I genuinely love living with my parents–and not just because they feed me and don’t charge me rent.  I enjoy hanging out with them and will miss their company.  The challenge now ahead of me is finding a small apartment or house I can actually afford to rent–there aren’t a great deal of options in rural Minnesota and I really don’t want to have a roommate.  I have about seven months to figure this out, though.

This weekend, I attended the Red Bull Crashed Ice Championship in St. Paul.  I met up with a friend for dinner and drinks at an Irish Pub before the rest of our group arrived.  We took a shuttle into the city.  It was pretty crowded and we moved several times throughout the evening to find a good spot.  Outside of the Olympics, I’m not that big into watching winter sports.  I didn’t know much about the sport going in, but it was cool to watch the men and women skate.  There were several wipeouts, which was entertaining.

In other news, today is Superbowl Sunday.  I’m not a football fan, so this always sneaks up on me.  I found out yesterday that we are having people over to watch the game.  If all goes according to plan, I will park in a corner and read my book while everyone else cheers on whatever team they want to win.  If I didn’t live with people who like football, I’d probably not make any effort to be part of the festivities.  Still, I’m looking forward to seeing the commercials and watching Lady Gaga perform at halftime.

How was your week?  What would you share over coffee?  Who are you cheering for in this year’s Superbowl?

This post is part of the Weekend Coffee Share link up at Part Time Monster

8 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: 2/5/17

  1. amiewrites74 February 5, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    Congratulations on getting into grad school! That’s nice that you can keep your job and work on your degree.

  2. Britta February 5, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    Much luck to you as you prepare for this exciting next chapter of your life, Amelia. Did you ever think you’d continue library work after college while in college? I think it’s so exciting that you worked at Briggs through college and now are pursuing library work as a career. 🙂

    • Amelia February 9, 2017 / 12:49 pm

      I saw this comment a few days ago, but am only getting to it now… Thank you, Britta! The funny thing was, it never crossed my mind to work in libraries as a career until about a year ago. I worked at Briggs and did volunteer work because I loved it–it took going back to England for the lightbulb to go on. 🙂

  3. Crazy Colorful Turtle February 6, 2017 / 8:21 am

    Congratulations on getting into grad school! Sounds like you’re having a lot of fun in your chosen career.☺

    • Amelia February 9, 2017 / 12:49 pm

      Thanks!! I am having fun–I mean, work is always work, but I’m thankful to have found a meaningful profession. 🙂

  4. bettylouise31 February 6, 2017 / 11:02 am

    Congratulations on your acceptance in graduate school. Good luck finfing a place live.

    • Amelia February 9, 2017 / 12:49 pm

      Thank you, Betty!

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